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Schneider Xenar 240mm F4.5 in Compound Shutter

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History: This is a good example of the optical masterwork made by the famous Carl Schneider Kreuznach Company in Germany. The Xenar (Tessar layout) was one of the most succesfull lens designs back then. It offers a well corrected and even image field.


Condition: The metall is in a absolute nice condition, there is only minor wear to the housing and the black laquere is in a good condition The glass is in good condition also, there is no haze, fungus or seperation present. The lens is uncoated and will work well for wet plate photography. The Compound shutter looks very good and the times sound about right. The aperture is working smoothly.


The lens has a focal lenght of 240mm at a speed of F4.5. It will cover 5x7 format with a nice shallow DOF and might even work as a slightly wide angle on 8x10 formats.


Lens comes with a flange.



height: 6cm
width: 7.5cm
weight: 800gr



Insured and tracked shipping cost:

Germany - 10 eur
EU* - 30 eur
Worldwide - 70 eur


*(the site offers only 2 shipping variations, DE and worldwide. buyers from EU please either contact me beforehand for a reduced EU cost, or after buying so i can send a refund over the difference)






Importent Note: This item comes from my private collection and is around 100 years old (antique). I try my best to describe all the faults and major damage which are relevant for the function of this item. But the actuall item can show signs of wear and also some cosmetic blemishes/damage which is not described in the auction text! When buying this item the buyer agrees to this terms.

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